Patents by Inventor Samuel Whitley

Samuel Whitley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10658729
    Abstract: Various arrangements for aligning a satellite antenna is presented. An expected date and an expected time for an expected conjunction of the satellite antenna, a satellite that transmits data to a remote terminal and the sun may be determined using positional data. A signal may be received by the antenna that comprises a data transmission from the satellite and interference from the sun. Based on the received signal, a date and time during which an interference level is at a peak interference level can be determined. An azimuthal or elevational alignment for the satellite antenna to be aligned with the satellite based on the time during which the interference level is at the peak interference level may be determined. An alignment of the satellite antenna may be performed based on the determined azimuthal or elevational alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Samuel Whitley, Silas Cole
  • Patent number: 10543669
    Abstract: An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a frame that extends about an opening of the chamber. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the frame is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein. For example, the frame may define a multi-sided cross-section with an inner edge thereof configured to engage a chamfered edge of the consumer electronic device. The front flap may include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap hingedly couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Balaji, Kevin Kenney, Andrew Lauder, Robert Michael Merritt, Michael Nashner, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jared A. Sartee, Crenshaw Whitley, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 10318318
    Abstract: A method relates to launching, by a processing device executing a virtual machine deployment application, an asset server communicatively coupled to a data storage, launching a container comprising a file server that stores configuration data associated with a web console, wherein the web console provide a user interface to access the virtual machine deployment application, recording, in a configuration data structure residing in the data storage, a network address associated with the container, retrieving, by the asset server, the configuration data stored in the file server using the network address recorded in the configuration data structure, and providing the configuration data to a cache associated with the web console to modify the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Thomas Liggitt, Jessica Whitley Forrester, Benjamin Petersen, Samuel George Padgett
  • Publication number: 20190036196
    Abstract: Various arrangements for aligning a satellite antenna is presented. An expected date and an expected time for an expected conjunction of the satellite antenna, a satellite that transmits data to a remote terminal and the sun may be determined using positional data. A signal may be received by the antenna that comprises a data transmission from the satellite and interference from the sun. Based on the received signal, a date and time during which an interference level is at a peak interference level can be determined. An azimuthal or elevational alignment for the satellite antenna to be aligned with the satellite based on the time during which the interference level is at the peak interference level may be determined. An alignment of the satellite antenna may be performed based on the determined azimuthal or elevational alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel WHITLEY, Silas COLE
  • Patent number: 10164319
    Abstract: An approach for determining remote terminal antenna alignment in a satellite communications system is provided. A point in time for an expected conjunction of an a remote terminal antenna, a satellite in communication with the remote terminal and the Sun is determined based on predetermined positional data. An interference level imposed by the Sun on communication signals between the antenna and the satellite is measured at a number of respective points in time. A one of the points in time is determined when the interference is at a peak level. Then information regarding alignment of the antenna with respect to the satellite is determined, wherein the determination of the antenna alignment information is based on a comparison between the one point in time of the peak interference level and the expected point in time of the conjunction of the antenna, the satellite and the Sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Samuel Whitley, Silas Cole
  • Publication number: 20180159198
    Abstract: An approach for determining remote terminal antenna alignment in a satellite communications system is provided. A point in time for an expected conjunction of an a remote terminal antenna, a satellite in communication with the remote terminal and the Sun is determined based on predetermined positional data. An interference level imposed by the Sun on communication signals between the antenna and the satellite is measured at a number of respective points in time. A one of the points in time is determined when the interference is at a peak level. Then information regarding alignment of the antenna with respect to the satellite is determined, wherein the determination of the antenna alignment information is based on a comparison between the one point in time of the peak interference level and the expected point in time of the conjunction of the antenna, the satellite and the Sun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel WHITLEY, Silas COLE
  • Patent number: 9912036
    Abstract: An approach for determining remote terminal antenna alignment in a satellite communications system is provided. A point in time for an expected conjunction of an a remote terminal antenna, a satellite in communication with the remote terminal and the Sun is determined based on predetermined positional data. An interference level imposed by the Sun on communication signals between the antenna and the satellite is measured at a number of respective points in time. A one of the points in time is determined when the interference is at a peak level. Then information regarding alignment of the antenna with respect to the satellite is determined, wherein the determination of the antenna alignment information is based on a comparison between the one point in time of the peak interference level and the expected point in time of the conjunction of the antenna, the satellite and the Sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Samuel Whitley, Silas Cole
  • Patent number: 9258665
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to present audio content of a received media content stream in a plurality of user controllable spot focused sound regions. An exemplary embodiment receives an audio content stream comprising at least a first audio channel and a second audio channel; multiplies the first audio channel into a plurality of first audio channels, multiplies the second audio channel into a plurality of second audio channels; communicates a first one of the multiplied plurality of first audio channels and a first one of the multiplied plurality of second audio channels to a first audio sound region controller; and communicates a second one of the multiplied plurality of first audio channels and a second one of the multiplied plurality of second audio channels to a second audio sound region controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel Whitley
  • Publication number: 20160036117
    Abstract: An approach for determining remote terminal antenna alignment in a satellite communications system is provided. A point in time for an expected conjunction of an a remote terminal antenna, a satellite in communication with the remote terminal and the Sun is determined based on predetermined positional data. An interference level imposed by the Sun on communication signals between the antenna and the satellite is measured at a number of respective points in time. A one of the points in time is determined when the interference is at a peak level. Then information regarding alignment of the antenna with respect to the satellite is determined, wherein the determination of the antenna alignment information is based on a comparison between the one point in time of the peak interference level and the expected point in time of the conjunction of the antenna, the satellite and the Sun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel WHITLEY, Silas COLE
  • Patent number: 8732742
    Abstract: Customer premises weather station systems and methods are operable to present local weather information on a media presentation system display located at the customer premises. An exemplary embodiment detects at least one ambient weather condition using a detector located at a customer premises, determines occurrence of a degradation of at least one characteristic of an over the air (OTA) media content signal received by a receiving antenna located at the customer premises, and generates a report in response to the determined degradation of the OTA media content signal characteristic. The report is configured to be presented on a display to a customer. The report may indicate the at least one ambient weather condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel Whitley
  • Publication number: 20120185769
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to present audio content of a received media content stream in a plurality of user controllable spot focused sound regions. An exemplary embodiment receives an audio content stream comprising at least a first audio channel and a second audio channel; multiplies the first audio channel into a plurality of first audio channels, multiplies the second audio channel into a plurality of second audio channels; communicates a first one of the multiplied plurality of first audio channels and a first one of the multiplied plurality of second audio channels to a first audio sound region controller; and communicates a second one of the multiplied plurality of first audio channels and a second one of the multiplied plurality of second audio channels to a second audio sound region controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel Whitley
  • Publication number: 20120110614
    Abstract: Customer premises weather station systems and methods are operable to present local weather information on a media presentation system display located at the customer premises. An exemplary embodiment detects at least one ambient weather condition using a detector located at a customer premises, determines occurrence of a degradation of at least one characteristic of an over the air (OTA) media content signal received by a receiving antenna located at the customer premises, and generates a report in response to the determined degradation of the OTA media content signal characteristic. The report is configured to be presented on a display to a customer. The report may indicate the at least one ambient weather condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel Whitley